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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Food Fight!

Well last night, at around 11, the Peer Helpers and I broke our 30 hour fast. One word: blurry. That's how everyone looked when the food arrived. I can't really talk; when my bacon cheeseburger was delivered in front of me, I zoned out. I'm usually not so ecstatic about IHOP but after 30 hours of not eating anything, everything looks good, even IHOP, and now I know why they are famous for pancakes and burgers.

But seriously those 30 hours were a pain, I have a new perspective now of the world, how do children in underdeveloped countries do it?! And how can we do that to them?! It makes me grateful for what I have, because face it, no matter how bad of a recession we are in or how fucked up the economy is, we are better off than most countries on Earth but at the same time, it makes me mad because I don't know who is helping the starving children. Sigh...

Note to self: save the world.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

30 hours of no food

Yep, I'm serious! Starting tomorrow afternoon, my community service club, the Peer Helpers, and I will be fasting for 30 hours to raise awareness for poverty and hunger around the world. We have also be collecting donations for WorldVision, an organization dedicated to feeding hungry children around the world but lately they have concentrated efforts especially in Africa.

We set a goal of $30 individually but I raised over $100 and there is still two more days before I have to turn it in! I set a goal for myself at $60 because I did this last year but I was lazy and didn't raise any money so this year I wanted to atone for last year. I mostly went to teachers around my own high school and the other middle and elementary schools down the block. It's surprising how generous teachers are; these are some of the poorest schools but the teachers are donating $5, $10, $20; it's shocking.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to my Blog

Hello everyone,
I thought I would just start a blog, a place for me to put down whatever I feel like putting down.

A few things about me: I'm 17 and a senior in high school (09!), I also have a deviantart account if anyone knows what that is re4p3r1.deviantart.com check it out, I mostly post the poems and short stories I write occasionally. I used to write a lot more in general but senior year is starting to get hectic and it's hard to find time to write just for fun; my reading time has gone down drastically too. When will it end? When? Well other than that I'm a happy loving life kinda guy, always joking around and I still love watching cartoons on Saturday mornings even though all the best shows are gone (Pokemon, Digimon, the orginal TMNT, Scooby-Doo) but some of it is still entertaining.

Heres to Blogging!